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Oct 11, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, kentucky, tonight, good evening. >> reporter: hey, brian, to you, vice president joe biden will be there at that table, paul ryan the other table. congressman ryan comes into this debate, riding the republican wave of momentum the forward progress is what vp biden hopes to stop in its track. before taking off today, vice president joe biden was in a boxing mood, hinting he wouldn't be the one on the ropes tonight. congressman paul ryan got the rock star treatment tonight, walking the rope line, signing autographs, and posing for pictures. it is the second stage for joe biden. but many are questioning just which joe biden will show up. the emotional guy next door type. >> i don't know what it is like to have a child you're not sure is going to make it. >> reporter: or the feisty guy. they are going to put you back in chains >> i mean, this guy just is not bright he was not at his best last week against mitt romney in denver, the president admitted. there was pressure to score, the maryland congressman played the part of ryan in six mock debates, detailed down to a set. actin
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Oct 7, 2012 10:00am PDT
. to be acknowledged like this is an honor. >> you met joe. you were both single parents and became the real brady bunch. the three oldest were the same-sex. he told everybody we had three sets of twins and a single. >> it was not love at first sight. your son mark told me about the time where you screamed at him when he was coaching the opposing team? >> little league. oh, yes. >> tell us what happened. >> well, when joe would get upset about something, he would come storming out of the dugout like that. it was a call that i thought was not wrong so i told him to get back in the dugout. >> and be quiet. >> and be quiet. i yelled then thought oh, dear, i shouldn't have said that. >> the rest is history, as they say. it takes a lot to keep a family close knit. for your brady bunch family to keep them close. >> keep the talking going and a lot of love. a lot of love. >> you have no connection to the community but you saw the floods of 1983 and your family did. that was it. that's when you said they need our help. tell us about that. >> one of my daughters mother-in-law helped with the reading progra
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Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
debate. and the big moment will be joe biden, and paul ryan, you see them prepping in a way they have not done before. they have done a lot of mock debate sessions with joe biden. paul ryan has never been on this big a stage before. he has reviewed the sarah palin debate, watched joe biden's speeches to try to get a sense of joe biden. they will be seated. but i can tell you the republicans are a bit nervous about this, because joe biden is very good in settings like this, because -- being a former u.s. senator. >>> now, andrea, what was the chief takeaway from the speech that romney gave today. i know he did emphasize for a while, libya, of course that has been an ongoing situation for the united states. >> reporter: in fact, it was all benghazi, benghazi, benghazi and that is really the reason, the romney campaign attacking the white house on foreign policy, they believe that the white house is lacking in the foreign policies. they worry that the al-qaeda affiliates were active in the militias. darryl issa is holding hearings this wednesday, focusing in part on this e-mail from the
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Oct 13, 2012 4:30pm PDT
. >> we were asked to come out and be santa. ♪ ♪ ♪ santa claus is coming >> joe put on his santa suit he used visiting shelters and community centers. judy became mrs. claus. and together, they helped bring the hopes back to alviso. >> to see all the poor little kids standing in line to see santa. they had nothing. we left there, you know, the first thing my husband said, oh, gosh, mom, i hope some day we can make enough money to buy them a present. >> the santiagos have been delivering presents for 29 years now. four generations are now santa's helpers in alviso. >> when i visit alviso. i hope out. >> part of what we do in the holidays, that saturday. it's fun. >> judy and joe were both single parents. he had four children. judy raised three. and it was not love at first sight. joe coached a baseball team against judy's son. >> i can remember one day, joe came out of the dugout. he was the rival coach. she basically yelled at him. told him to go sit down and be quiet. chased him back into the dugout. >> reporter: the couple later mended fences. >> walked you down the aisle. >> they marr
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Oct 8, 2012 12:00am PDT
and joe klein. the new jobs report gives the obama campaign a much-needed assist after the debacle wednesday night in denver. the debate's closing statements told the tale. the president was down and mitt romney was up. >> you know, four years ago we were going through a major crisis, and yet my faith and confidence in the american future is undiminished. >> it's an important election and i'm concerned about america. i'm concerned about the direction america has been taking over the last four years. what kind of america do you want to have for yourself and your children? chris: and the impact wednesday night can be seen at least four ways. first the media consensus, from the left, center and right. the media called the president's performance a failure and say mitt romney may get a second look now. second, the g.o.p. got a lift. the entire party from fundraising got a pick me up. third, first impressions. voters just tuning into this contest got a view of mitt romney better than anything he's done before. and fourth, big mo. the momentum had been going the president's way and appea
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Oct 11, 2012 10:00pm PDT
salesman persona. >> reporter: joe was the finance manager at pete's auto. he was at the dealership the day the new guy started. >> he was very sure of himself, to the point of a little bit smug. in montana, where you have a lot of down-to-earth meat-and-potatoes people, where they're very friendly towards one another, having somebody with a smug, cocky attitude isn't going to go over very well at times. >> reporter: still, joe was friendly in the way montanans are known for. he gave the guy the benefit of the doubt. one sunday evening, they got to talking. joe says the new salesman told him how he used to be a successful stockbroker, had a beautiful lakefront home in texas. they even looked up his property on google earth. so why on earth, joe asked, would someone leave all of that and come to great falls? >> he had had shared that his wife and a couple of her friends had taken their yacht down to the gulf of mexico, and were going to go sailing for the weekend. during that time, a storm ensued, and the boat was capsized, and his wife and her friends all perished along with the boat. so he
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. but the focus now, tomorrow's vice presidential showdown >> reporter: but 69-year-old joe biden, and paul ryan, younger, with no experience in such a debate, recalling differences in the matchup. they recalled sarah palin in the 2008 prep. >> instead of it being risky that joe biden is more seasoned and paul ryan is younger, they both have strengths that they bring to this conversation. >> reporter: and paul ryan arrived in kentucky late this evening, brian, greeted by his wife and mother and an enthusiastic crowd. his opponent, vp biden, will arrive there after resting up in his own bed in delaware. >>> and peter alexander starting us off today, our political director and chief white house correspondent, chuck todd is with us from the site of tomorrow night's debate in danville, kentucky, and chuck, set the scene tonight, the advance buzz, this has been called an epic generational debate, of course it takes on more importance given the first debate at the top of the ticket. >> reporter: well, the college here, centre college, they call it the thrill in deville, this is the second time they ho
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Oct 11, 2012 11:00am PDT
on this afternoon's show. >>> more loans to tesla. we'll look in business news. >>> straight to decision 2012, joe biden and paul ryan face off tonight in kentucky and the only vice presidential debates. after last week's strong showing by mitt romney in the presidential debate, ryan is looking to continue that momentum. ron mott reports. >> reporter: after one final cram debate session in florida, paul ryan emerged wednesday sporting a sweet tooth. and an appetite for a fight with the vice president. he even flexed his muscles for "time" magazine. a photo shoot from last year headed back to newsstands. >> he's one of the most extreme debaters we have in politics but the achilles' heel he has is president obama's record. >> he walked into a rock star welcome in kentucky in kentucky. his opponent, vice president, joe biden, is scheduled to arrive later today having prepped by battle by consuming all things ryan. his speeches, his budget, his book. >> i just want to make sure that when i say these things that i don't have the congressman say, no, i don't have that position or that's not the governor
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 5:30pm PDT
, tense at times, between the two men who represented the largest age gap of any debate. paul ryan and joe biden were not at the top of the ticket, but the reviews were instant in both style and substance, we begin with ron mott traveling with the campaign in ohio, good evening, ron. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you, as you can see behind me, governor mitt romney behind me in front of a very big crowd, about 8500 people, we're told. and we can tell you there is more confidence in the air around the republican ticket tonight, very pleased on how congressman paul ryan handled himself last night against a very seasoned debater, joe biden. reunited again after what the romney campaign says was a big win in kentucky last night, in a 90-minute marathon of disagreements over everything from social security and taxes. >> it has never been done before. >> reporter: the candidates fought over whether the obama administration dismissed security concerns at the u.s. consulate in libya. >> we were not told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security. >> reporter: it was
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 5:00am PDT
money from an insurance client on the peninsula. joe medrano found guilty yesterday. prosecutors say medrano acted as an insurance broker and collected a $159,000 premium but never forwarded that payment to his parent company. medranno is running from clayton city council. if he is re-elected, the council could decide to challenge whether he is fit for office and have him removed. medrano will have his sentencing in court in december. >>> meteorologist christina loren joining us now. she is talking about what i notice you call sweater weather. >> indeed it is. sweater weather has returned. good morning to you, jon and marla, good morning to you at home. taking a live look here at san jose, it's hard to tell by this picture. we have completely overcast conditions out there and i'm expecting more rain unfortunately in the heart of your morning rush hour. have no fear, mike and myself will guide you through it. 55 in san francisco, 55 to start in napa and it's chilly out there in places like san jose. 54 degrees. you may have had to kick on that heater for the first time when we were ju
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm PDT
president joe biden, debating paul ryan wasn't quite the same television draw as when sarah palin faced off with biden four years ago. an estimated audience of 51 million watched the vice presidential debate last night, well below the nearly 70 million who saw the palin/biden debate in 2008. but president obama and republican nominee mitt romney were very happy with their running mate's performances. >> did you get a chance to watch the debate last night? i think you might agree with me there was one person on stage last night who was thoughtful and respectful, steady and poised. the kind of person you want to turn to in a crisis. >> i thought joe biden was terrific. i could not be prouder. i thought he made a very strong case and i really think that his passion for making sure the economy grows for the middle class came through. >> president obama and romney will debate for a second time next tuesday night at new york's university. >>> solyndra's attorneys filed a lawsuit in san francisco federal court claiming chinese companies conspired to create a monopoly in the solar panel manufacturi
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Oct 13, 2012 7:00am PDT
still has people talking mostly about the behavior of the two candidates. vice president joe biden came out aggressive attacking the republican ticket using the word malarkey and laughing, scoffing and interrupting and even flailing his arms at his gop opponent paul ryan. before the debate was even over, a twitter account launched called laughing joe. this morning, more than 30,000 followers. >>> the commander in chief is getting help from the boss, bruce springsteen. on the road with former president bill clinton campaigning for president barack obama. the two will be in parma, ohio, on thursday for a free event open to the public. president clinton is expected to speak to the clrowd. it's not clear whether springsteen will give a musical performance. >>> much more ahead for you on "today in the bay" an award that has been half a century in the maki making. >>> why this 93-year-old grandmother had to wait 50 years to finally get her college diploma. >>> plus, who foots the bill. what state regulators are saying about pg&e plan to pay people. >>> police name their suspects in a murder i
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
, kentucky, southeast of louisville for tonight's debate between joe biden and pauryan. the vice president and the congressman from wisconsin. this will be the only meeting of these two men who do know each other and have dealt with each other often in washington. paul ryan, in fact, said today he loves joe biden, he just disagrees with him. before this even gets under way, this debate sets the record for the broadest age disparity of any debate. the vice president is 69. congressman ryan is 42. the chance of real fireworks in that hall tonight was increased after the last debate, when an energized mitt romney got the better of the president, as mr. obama all but later admitted in an interview. it is cold in the venue again, a mutually agreed-upon temperature of 65, to enforce the post-nixon political adage, never let them see you sweat. tonight the candidates will be seated. it will all be very close. they'll be separated only by our moderator tonight. she is martha raddatz, senior foreign affairs correspondent for abc news, and there's pressure on her as well after all the talk about the
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Oct 7, 2012 8:30pm PDT
his son this week, joe unitas. that was a special, special treat. obviously, feeling that we had their blessing and support in us breaking this record and couldn't have happened in a better way. >> michele: you said it's a team win and so many people involved. you asked the commissioner for special permission to have sean payton, along with mickey loomis and joe vitt here. how do you think payton's presence in the building tonight might have impacted this team and this performance? >> gave us some good mojo for sure. i love my coach. i love my coach. so glad he could be here. mickey, joe vitt as well. special for our team. special that they could be a part of this night with the record. just overcome with emotion right now. but, hopefully, it's the first of many opportunities we have of things like this as a team. >> michele: drew, is it a little bit sweeter that this came against the team that drafted you and then let you go, the chargers? >> yeah. i figured you guys are no dummies when you scheduled this on "sunday night football," week five. to be honest, with you i didn't thi
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Oct 12, 2012 4:00am PDT
and the sweet treat. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. well, joe biden and paul ryan went head to head in their only face-off of the campaign. the two vp candidates clashed on almost every issue, but who won? well, two post debate polls give us very different views. a cnn/orc flash poll found paul ryan four points ahead of joe biden 48 to 44% among likely voters who watched the debate. but cbs news' flash poll of uncommitted voters gave biden the win with 50% compared to 31% for ryan and 19% called the debate a tie. well, for a look at some of the highlights from last night's debate we go now to nbc's steve handelsman. he is at the debate site in danville, kentucky. steve, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, thanks. good morning from danville, kentucky, where they differed sharply on practically all the big issues, but these are smart, well-informed politicians. paul ryan and joe biden both had reason to feel good about how that came across here last night. a long-time democratic insider versus a republican young gun whose ticket has new momentum. mit
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00am PDT
at vice president joe biden in the first question of that debate which focused on the september attack in libya that killed four americans, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. >> what we are watching on our tv screens is the unraveling of the obama foreign policy, which is making it more chaotic and us less safe. >> with all due respecting that's a bunch of mularkey. >> we see this administration trying to water down snangsz congress. >> that sparring was going on the entire 90 minutes, back and forth, a very big departure from last week's presidential campaign which many said lacked fire and energy. coming up we'll have a look at the infamous video recorded on the 47%. >>> here in the bay area the vice presidential debate had to compete with baseball on tv. here they watched the game and watched the debate which was on with closed captioning right next to the game. >> the difference is the winner of the election will not be known for a few days but sadly the a's gave it their all but their fate has been sealed. >> here's a ground ball. the detroit tigers are headed to the america
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
into tonight's match juch, analysts say joe biden faces the greater burden here in the aftermath of president obama's lackluster performance against mitt romney last week. biden is now tasked with slowing the momentum the romney campaign has picked up since then. the challenge for ryan will be to fend off efforts to link his own past budget proposals with romney's economic vision. both have been practicing for tonight's 90-minute showdown with sparring partners, and biden admits he's been studying ryan's book. >> i just want to make sure that when i say these things that i don't have the congressman saying no, no, no, i don't have that position or that's not the governor's position. >> i think he's probably going to come at me like a cannon ball. but the achilles heel he has is president obama's record. >> reporter: let's talk experience. biden has the upper hand when it comes to that. the 69-year-old veteran politician has several debates under his belt. ryan cannot say the same. this is the 42-year-old's first vp debate. it all gets under way at 6:00 our time tonight. it's week held in danv
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Oct 13, 2012 12:35am PDT
to see this. >> fellas, we're leaving. we've trained you. step up. step up. >> oh. last night, joe and i rented "step up 2: the streets." [ laughter ] yeah, it must still be on his mind. >> that's a good movie. that's a good movie. have you seen "step up 3d"? >> no, no, no. and no spoilers. >> i love the part at the end where natalie helps luke win the world jam. and then, luke gives moose a pair of limited edition gun metal nike dunks symbolizing that he's now in charge of the group. it's great. >> i just said no spoilers! [ light laughter ] >> okay, all right. >> come on! >> folks, follow your instincts on this one. >> my instincts say that paul ryan is getting his ass kicked in a debate. [ light laughter ] >> oh, yeah? what's that like? [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] hey, by the way, where did biden get his suit? men's wearhouse? >> ha, ha, ha. wait, wait, who am i? who am i? "you're going to like the way you look." [ light laughter ] >> ha ha ha. you're the guy from -- you're the guy from men's wearhouse. do it again. do it again. give me a little bit. do a little bit more to t
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Oct 11, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >>> back here at home, vice president joe biden and republican rival paul ryan prepare to square off tonight in kentucky in their one and only debate. new poll numbers show the current vp has his work cut out for him. according to a new survey from the pew center, just 39% of registered voters view biden favorably compared to 44% who favor ryan. when it comes to predicting the winner of tonight's debate, 40% of registered voters say ryan will come out on top, while 34% think biden will prevail. nbc's tracie potts is joining us from washington with a preview of the debate. tracie, good morning. >>> lynn, good morning. the pressure is definitely on . paul ryan somewhat of the underdog because vice president's done this a number of times before, but you can see he's favored in those numbers. he's been in florida, and before that in virginia doing at least three mock debates that we know of. now he's already in kentucky. the vice president will arrive later this afternoon, just hours before that debate begins. we are told he's been in delaware, not only studying ryan's book and his speec
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Oct 12, 2012 11:00am PDT
is always a party. still ahead at 11:00, they come out swinging. joe biden and paul ryan go toe-to-toe last night in the vice presidential debate. we will have a recap for you. >>> and the mythbusters make the jump from the small screen to the old exhibit hall. i'm bob redell. i'll take you live to where they have taken their show on the road. that report coming up. >>> and the biggest tech ipo since facebook. we will take a look ahead in business news. alright let's break it down. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ too bad the guys aren't here we're clear. ok, swarm! swarm! hello [ female announcer ] pillsbury chocolate chip cookies. let the making begin >>> the nobel peace prize has been awarded to the european union. the committee cited the human rights and continued peace in europe since it has bn established after world war ii. it dismissed the troubles citing it has done more to promote peace between european countries. >>> on to decision 2012. okay, these gentlem
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Oct 12, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >>> good morning. combative and confrontational, joe biden and paul ryan come out swinging in their one and only vice presidential debate. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of malarkey. >> mr. vice president, i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for last round. >> without a clear winner, did the debate matter? >>> leon panetta issues a warning about computer hackers, a scenario he describes as a possible cyber pearl harbor that could be as destructive as the 9/11 attacks. we are live at the pentagon. >>> and hello brooklyn, the legendary barbara streisand takes the stage in her hometown for the very first time. ♪ beneath the moon, the stars and under the sun ♪ >> the homecoming concert, decades in the making, friday, october 12, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012 with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, welcome to "today" on friday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, i'm savannah guthrie. what a night. where were you in the debate? >> second row of the yankee gam
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Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm PDT
bunch snagged the home balls. when joe dirt is not fishing balls out of the cove, he is tossing pennies in for luck. >> every penny that i've had the last ten years, down at the bottom of the cove. >> reporter: the superstition seems to pay, elsewhere, they're handing over cash for tickets. greg griffey is out 300 bucks, so far the a's say some 20,000 tarp-covered seats will remain off limits. but fans eager to pay for a spot in the stadium are pressuring the team to make room. lots of people are making money as two bay area franchises are heading into the playoffs, the one loser could be the boss. >> i could be missing work for the game. >> reporter: employees will be fielding sick calls. san francisco is playing cincinnati here tomorrow, and the mayors of both series made a friendly bet. the loser of both series will host a firehouse chili cookoff, and they are confident that mayor ed lee will be visiting san francisco. >> certainly hope so all right, thank you very much jean, and of course, we can't forget the blue angels, the fighter jets will fly again tomorrow. and so the question
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Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
-out wrong to make that comment. >> mike, thank you. we asked joe scarborough from "morning joe" to take a look back at the week that was in politics. something we're going to call our "weekend mojo." >> so, joe, it was an important week. the presidential election, the unemployment rate came out yesterday at 7.8%. that seems to be -- appeared to be good news for the president. >> there's a big economic debate on exactly what it means. we debated it this week when the number came out. a confusing number. but the political impact, straight forward. this is great news for barack obama. the best number in over three and a half years. what it means for the economy and more importantly for americans trying to find a new job. it's too early to tell. >> of course, the president and governor romney this week went head-to-head in their first dae bait. ta >> for 18 months he's been running on this tax plan. now five months before the election he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> mr. president obama, you're entitled to your own airplane and own house, but not the facts. >> i think it's s
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Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm PDT
, joe biden battled paul ryan. to keep president obama's hopes alive. the vice presidential debate, everything the obama romney matchup wasn't. it was fiery, animated and a good old fashioned political brawl. we have team coverage for you tonight. steve handlesman shows us the best of the debates. some fans tried to juggle both of those events. >> we did a pretty good job with election day less than one month away. some a's fans made watching that debate a priority. tuning in to that spirited exchange while monitoring the score. a's fans cheered on the big game. fans could also tune in to the vice presidential debate. >> it's cool, i can't hear it, though. >> my eyes are going back and forth. so many tv's here. >> he plans to watch joe biden and paul ryan later. >> over at the white hills in oakland, the family is watching baseball and politics. >> we wanted to watch both the debate and the ball game, we love the a's, and it's so season to be in the postseason, the debate is also important. >> diego provided a's highlights he caught on the phone. >> i was on the phone while they we
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Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
night's debate. but this is new fallout tonight. mitt romney is now accusing joe biden of not being truthful about the murder of u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others who died in libya. steve handelsman is in the battleground state of ohio with more. >> reporter: the election could hinge on hamilton county, ohio. cincinnati chili stays the local lunch favorite. but cincinnati voters swing between parties. barack obama won here in '08, but republicans tracy winkler and tony rosiello are relieved today. >> last night's debate is not going to hurt news this county. >> congressman ryan really held his own. >> i will vote for obama, period. >> reporter: last night helped? >> just convinced it. >> reporter: paul ryan was up beat this morning. >> i feel great. >> reporter: in daniel last night, ryan drank a lot of water, but didn't sound nervous. >> job growth in september was slower than it was in august. >> reporter: joe biden smiled a lot. some say condescendingly. >> 5.2 million new jobs, private sector jobs. >> reporter: he denied team obama covered up an al qaeda attack in l
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >>> and get ready for joe biden versus paul ryan. the vice presidential candidates set to square off tonight. good morning, i'm marla tellez. i'll have a preview. >> and more money lent to tesla. we'll look at how much and from whom coming up. >>> and for the latest news, traffic, weather, feel free to check us out on facebook. just search nbc bay area. to wo, dance class, shopping, and more. so do something nice for it. chevron with techron. care for your car. [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait original are now made with no high fructose corn syrup. and why we use only natural colors and natural flavors in yoplait original. so, anything else we can do for you, let us know. but you'll keep it to yogurt, right? 'cause we shouldn't really help with your love life. yoplait. it is so good! >>> well, the state of california is giving tesla $10 million to hurry along an electric suv. scott mcgrew, this comes as the company is having trouble getting the new s
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Oct 10, 2012 12:35am PDT
a look at the pros and cons of the vice presidential debate. it's this thursday, joe biden is going up against paul ryan. the stakes are high. let's take a look at the pros and cons of the vice presidential debate. here we go. pro, when ryan is introduced, he wants them to say congressman paul ryan. con, when biden is introduced, he wants them to say here comes bidey jo jo. [ laughter ] i think that could -- that could catch on. >> steve: yeah, that could catch on. here's bidey jo jo. >> jimmy: mm-hmm. >> steve: mm-hmm. >> jimmy: got my go go juice. [ laughter ] >> steve: my jo go juice. >> jimmy: yeah. pro, this debate will be the biggest challenge biden has faced in his time as vp. con, second to trying to stick the straw in the capri-sun pouch. [ laughter ] that can be tough. that could be -- his go go juice. pro, hearing the moderator ask paul ryan why he deserves to be america's number two. con, hearing biden do his butthead impression after hearing "number two." [ as butthead ] "he said number two." [ normal voice ] pro, biden got some debate advice from president obama. con, tak
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Oct 13, 2012 5:00am PDT
with "morning joe," asking them how they thought undecided voters would react to all the fireworks. >> i think the undecided said you know what? we'll watch some baseball this week. some football. and we'll wait for the main event again next week. we'll see if the president can rebound. both sides gave their base what they needed. joe biden came out -- he was a fighter. democrats have been so depressed over the past week over the president's lackluster performance. a lot like republicans were in 2004 after george w. bush had a horrible first debate against john kerry. as far as paul ryan goes, his job was to do no harm, to hold serve and i think he did that. >> both did what they were supposed to do. in fact, with the presidential debate that came before, everybody wanted more from the president. and so i don't think joe biden had any choice but to go in there and to get it done and that's what he did. >> i found myself wondering, what if someone had watched this debate with the sound down? you think it would have a difference? >> not a lot like watching "morning joe" with the sound down. he w
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Oct 7, 2012 3:30pm PDT
with a debate against vice president joe biden. >> we don't want four more years like the last four years. >> reporter: one day ahead of a major foreign policy speech in virginia, today mitt romney continued assaulting the president's domestic record at a rally in st. lucy, florida. >> i have an opportunity for america right now that's going to get this economy going and create jobs, jobs and more jobs. 12 million jobs, to be specific. >> reporter: earlier, republican surrogates like newt gingrich were out in force on four leading political shows saying the president's debate performance and the administration's response to the latest jobs report. >> the unemployment report has fallen to its lowest since i took office. >> when you have a white house celebrating a 7.8% unemployment record tells a lot about the failed add miministratiadminist policies. >> they had full charge of the first two years, and the policies this president put in place actually made it worse. the middle class is being buried under this administration. >> reporter: meantime, paul ryan enjoyed a mostly leisurely sunda
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Oct 12, 2012 4:30am PDT
a presidential debate last week that many said lacked fire and energy, last night vice president joe biden and republican vp hopeful congressman paul ryan looked to change the tempo in their first and only debate and there were fireworks from the get-go. jay gray has the latest on the candidates' first and only face-off. >> reporter: like most heavyweight bouts, it started with a firm handshake and then a flurry. republican paul ryan taking the initial swing after the debate's first question about the september attack in libya that killed four americans, including u.s. ambassador christopher stevens. >> what we are watching on our tv screens is the unraveling of the obama foreign policy which is making it more chaotic and us less safe. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of mularkey. vice president joe biden accused the republican of politicizing the tragedy. biden was engaged, at times animated and always aggressive, referring more than once to a now infamous secretly recorded fund-raiser speech by mitt romney. >> there are 47% who are with him who believe that they are victims. >> i'
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Oct 12, 2012 11:00pm PDT
joe biden came out, talking, stopping, interrupting, flailing his arms, talking about malarkey, and before it was over, twitter accounts called him "laughing joe" with 30,000 followers. that will do it for us. have a great weekend. [ female announcer ] this is the story of eves. [ eves ] years ago, i hurt my shoulder drag racing. that's when i decided to take it easy, so i took up hang gliding. [ female announcer ] a grandpa who refuses to grow up. [ eves ] the pain was bad, but the thought of not being a hang glider pilot was worse. [ female announcer ] that's when eves turned to sutter health's palo alto medical foundation. [ eves ] the doctors that i dealt with, they got it, that this old guy wanted to return as a hang glider pilot. they got me flying again. [ female announcer ] palo alto medical foundation, and sutter health -- our story is you. [ male announcer ] why not talk to someone who owns an adjustable version of the most highly recommended bed in america? ask me about my tempur advanced ergo. goes up. goes up. ask me what it's like to get a massage anytime y
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Oct 11, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >>> duel in danville, joe biden and paul ryan face off in the only vice presidential debate. ryan vowing to take the fight directly to biden. biden looking to get his ticket back on track. this morning, exclusive new poll numbers from the three states that could decide this election. >>> and false alarm. a s.w.a.t. team surrounds justin bieber's los angeles home. turns out, he's the latest victim of a hoax, the third aimed at celebrities in recent weeks. and police are trying to find who's behind the string of disturbing pranks today, thursday, october 11th, 2012.3 3 >>> muy buenos dÍas. bienvenidos >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. the news out of colorado seems to be upsetting. police say a body was found outside a suburban park in denver, but police are not releasing details but saying that the search is ongoing. >>> but we'll start this morning with politics. it's a big day in the presidential race. all eyes on danville, kentucky, tonight's vice presidential debate. >> it could be a slugfest. paul
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Oct 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
the texans to a 23-17 victory. down 20-7 in the third, the jets' joe mcknight ran back a kickoff return for a touchdown. new york had a chance to take the lead in the fourth quarter, but sanchez was picked off with only two minutes to play. >>> former detroit lie on pro bowl tackler, alex karras well known for his role as a father in "webster" is suffering from kidney failure. he's been suffering from dementia is recent years and is part of the mass concussion lawsuit involving players against the nfl. to baseball now, the cardinals have barbed the nationals 12-4, knotting their series at one. st. louis's carlos beltran hit the last two of his team's four homers. the orioles even it up with if yanks after a two-run single by dave davis in the third. baltimore tacked on a final run with a mark reynolds single there. they held on to one it 3-2. >>> to golf now where tiger woods reportedly apologized to several of his ryder cup rookie teammates for a perper form ans at medina. woods went 0-3 in team play with steve stricter. finally, look at this. more than 20,000 supporters of the argenti
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Oct 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
debate partner inside this florida hotel. preparing to square off thursday against joe biden. >> we think he's probably going to come at me like a cannonball, more pressure, because mitt romney put on such a great performance, and the bar is pretty high. >> reporter: ted olson reportedly went back and forth in three mock debates in an indoor tennis court. in between, he worked in some r & r, picking pumpkins with his kids over the weekend. for his part, mr. biden has practiced with chris van hollen. ordering sandwiches from his favorite deli in wilmington, delaware, and lots of gatorade. he's also scouted ryan's speeches and poured into his book "young guns" written with a pair of fellow conservatives. >> i just want to make sure that when i say these things that i don't have the congressman saying, no, no, no, i don't have that position or that's not the governor's position. >> reporter: many political observers discount the importance of vp debates, arguing they rarely if ever have tipped the outcome of the presidential election. that doesn't mean these meetings have been meaningless or
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Oct 10, 2012 4:30am PDT
, vice president joe biden and republican candidate paul ryan getting ready for their debate. that's set for tomorrow. >> right now, time for a check on the markets. for that, let's turn it over to courtney reagan. she is live at cnbc world headquarters. good morning. >> hi, good morning. futures are a little lower right now. the imf cut its global economic forecast and investors braced for earnings. better than expected results last night but alcoa did cut demand forecasts noting a slowdown in china. today, a federal report on regional economic conditions. the dow fell 110 points. the nasdaq dropped 47 to 365. toyota is recalling more than 7 million vehicles because of a glitch in the power windows that could cause the system to overheat and cause a fire. affects nearly 2.5 million vehicles in the u.s. covering about a dozen models produced between 2005 and 2010 including the toyota camry, toyota, rave 4 and matrix. no crashes or injuries have been reported but toyota received word of 200 incidents in the u.s. back to you. >> okay, courtney, thank you very much. >>> hey, came into the p
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Oct 10, 2012 11:00pm PDT
: the dream is still alive for oakland. >> joe giants. >> reporter: madison showed her giants pride at the coliseum. >> a couple of people yelled at me. >> reporter: her giants won, too. fans gathered in san francisco to watch the giants beat cincinnati. that series is also tied at 2-2 with the deciding game thursday morning. giants fans can taste another chance at a world series. >> i am so happy they won. i know they can win tomorrow because they want it. when they want it they are going to get it. i have total faith in them. >> reporter: baseball fans are on post season pins and needles. the giants and the a's are both up for a game again tomorrow. the giants are out of town but the a's will be back here tomorrow night in the coliseum and so will the fans and the energy. i'm going to guess some will be hoarse from the screaming tonight. >> let's see how the a's pulled it off. let's continue our coverage with kate longworth. >> reporter: the a's shocked the world. they were on life support down to their final out with this magical season on the line. the green and gold prove that
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Oct 11, 2012 4:30am PDT
for the very first and only debate before that election. there's of course a lot of pressure on joe biden after president obama's lackluster debate performance last week. the vice president has been studying up on paul ryan's book, his speeches and his budget. >> i just want to make sure that when i say these things, that i don't have the congressman say no, no, no, i don't have that position or that's not the governor's position. >> we think he's probably going to come at me like a cannon ball. but the achilles heel he has is president obama's record. >> pew research find 51% view vice president biden unfavorabliy. three to four believes the edge goes to ryan. >>> voters are likely to be listening for two key issues during tonight's debate. new analysis from the harvard school of public health shows one in five voters is concerned about health care in the upcoming election. that's the highest the issue has been rank eed since the 1992 election. the economy takes the top spot for 51% of voters. those who said health care and medicare were the most important issues were most likely to support pr
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm PDT
national attention. . >>> decision 2012. in less than an hour from now, vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan will participate in their only campaign debate. we want to bring you a live picture where the debate will be taking place. for more on what to expect, let's bring in larry gersten. will there be much of an audience tonight? >> oh, yeah, probably the second largest in history, really. the record was set in 2080. that's when 70 million people watched biden and palin debate. that's about the same number who watch president obama and mitt romney last week. tonight? yeah, the audience may be a little closer to 55 or 60 million. still, the largest audience that either of those two will see this year. >> for those watching, what should voters look for. >> a couple things. we want to think about the two candidates, which of them is closest to the voters values, we want to know which of the two candidates understands the issues best, and finally, ween watt to know which of the candidates is best suited to preside as president should that likely circumstance come to pa
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Oct 6, 2012 7:00am PDT
in doubt, dial it out! >> that peanut butter recall is not just trader joe's. more brands may be unsafe to eat. sunland expanded their nut butter recall to expand to all products meat in the new mexico facility between march of 2010 and september of 2012. 240 products that may contain salmonella. in addition peanut butter and almond butters, they include nut butters at target, fresh and easy, costco and other stores. trader joe's peanut butter is linked to several illnesses across the nation. clinics in california is with a rare form of jen in ji-- meningitis. they are used to relieve back pain. two clinics have alerted hundreds of patients they have been treated with a contaminated medicine. they are in encino and ukiah and palmdale. they are linked to five deaths and 40 cases of illnesses. >> honda minivan and suv owners, the safety administration is investigating honda odyssey and pilot vehicles. they received more than 40 complaints of problems with the vehicle's ignition switch that may make it possible to remove the key when transmission is not in park. that could result in the va
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Oct 12, 2012 3:00am PDT
the head, sir. let's go to joe in florida. joe! >> caller: boo-yah, jim, from vero beach, florida. my question is about nps pharmaceuticals. sticker npsc. >> i like it as a good spec. you live by my friend near you, spanish house where i may surf this winter. jeff in new york, please. jeff! >> caller: how are you? love the show. >> thank you. >> caller: calling about opco health. the ceo has some new products coming out. >> i wish dr. frost would come back on the show. i would love to know what's really going on. the stock is a great spec. if the doctor comes on we can flesh it out even better. let's do that. leslie in florida, please. >> caller: boo-yah, jim. >> boo-yah. >> caller: i'm in sunny south ft. myers, florida. how about verizon? >> i got to tell you, verizon is under pressure because of the possibility of sprint and the t-mobile tie-up with pcs. verizon has a chart that looks like it will be peaking out. when it gets to 5% yield let's pull the trigger. let it come in a little. there is too much competition where there was none five weeks ago. eileen in ohio. >> caller: hi,
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
, there was 22,000 $250. >> this weekend he delivered nearly $115,000 to brother and sister joe and marie larosa. >> i almost fell backwards. good thing that my brother was with me. i was in shock. >> it's like hitting the lottery, you know. it will change your life. >> reporter: by law this junk man owns everything he puts on his truck, but after cleaning out the velosa's house he made a find he couldn't help imagine holding on to. >> there were 22,300 worth of savings bonds. >> reporter: issued in 1972 with inflation, the savings bond are now worth over $114,000. >> we news our faith in humanity that honest people are out there. it was very nice of him to bring them back. >> 400. >> 5. >> yeah, sold. >> reporter: there's a growing number of reality shows reeling in audiences with the breathtaking prospect of big dollars hidden in ordinary junk. looking to cash in on his own potential for reality stardom he recently had a camera crew finding him around in hopes of landing a show, but this is his best material yet. >> this is the craziest. we found confederate money, gold coin, some watches, and
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Oct 7, 2012 8:00am PDT
to almost smack down edwards. benson and quayle, famous. joe biden, everybody talks about the gaffes on the trail, but he won most of the democratic primary debates in 2008. >> but this is a high wire act with joe biden. they are going to be pouring cola down his throat. they'll have a couple of days of bad polling. you have ryan who is very impressive but hasn't done this before. and biden who is a high wire act in an attack mode, which isn't always his natural place. it will make for a good -- >> if i can ask you this, hilary. there is an immediate reaction to these debates about, wow, how do you feel? there is so much information. and this was such a sconstant substantivive debate between romney and the president. you can't score that at all. there is an initial impression and a second impression that develops over time. how does that factor? we've seen it. they are going to try to grind down romney on the idea that he is a chia chameleon, who do you trust, to he really performed well. >> well, the group of undecideds showed that they didn't necessarily change their vote one way o
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. >>> new details in the deadly shooting of a border patrol agent. the border patrol council says the agent killed last week in southern arizona apparently opened fire on two fellow agents, thinking they were drug smugglers. that agent was killed when they returned fire. the two sets of agents approached an area where a sensor had gone off early tuesday from two different directions. the border patrol is not commenting on who fired the first shot. the fbi is investigating this case. >>> new this morning, joran van der sloot who is in prison in pe ru is about to become a father. this is one of the strangest stories you will hear. they say he impregnated a woman during an unsupervised visit while in lima. he is serving a 28 year sentence. that woman is past her
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00am PDT
heading towards sfo. it is 5:26. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. >>> will he stay or will he go? suspended san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi expected to learn his fate today. i'm christie smith. we'll have that story coming up. >>> and it is true, do or die time for our bay area baseball teams. we will have live reports from both oakland and cincinnati coming up. >>> oh, it's not over till its over, boys. good morning to you. 70s today inland and bayside. we'll see 60s at the coast but rain in the forecast. we'll show you where an when coming up. >> and it's not all over until it's over for construction either. we're looking at slowing for 101. i'll show you what this commotion is coming up. >> and we'll show you san jose, the live
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Oct 10, 2012 6:00am PDT
] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. >>> new this morning, a stanford professor is now the happy winner of the nobel prize for chemistry. he is the professor of molecular physiology. he tells us he appreciates this big honor. >> just very, very happy and very grateful. and it took a while to sink in. >> he and fellow american robert leftkowits won that prize for the study. their work will ultimately help scientists come up with better drugs. >>> it's time for a quick check of the day's top story. a four-alarm fire caused the roof to collapse at a strip mall in union city this morning. one firefighter was injured. >>> mirkarimi will be keeping be job as sheriff. the mayor suspending him after the sheriff ple
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Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm PDT
this past week? >> normally the vice presidential debates are not that key, but now all eyes will be on joe biden to show that he can do a better job than his boss, if you will, president obama against paul ryan and this will be a tough debate. i've been told david axelrod had been planning to take charge of the debate camp, and now he is in charge with the vice president's team. >> andrea mitchell, thank you. >> you bet. >>> another story we're following tonight, gas prices. they're dropping across much of the country which make the soaring increases in california all the more startling. the average price there $4.61 for a gallon of regular, the highest it's ever been. nbc's diana alviar. >> reporter: prices like these make californians consider staying at home. >> it costs $105 to fill up my tank report report it climbed 12 cents overnight to $4.61. that matches the state record set in june 2008. it's as high as $5 at a few stations in the state. the national average is lower, $3.81 a gallon, but still, the highest ever for this time of year. and yet, prices are beginning to fall across t
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
at at&t park, the giants and the reds. the excitement is in full swing. here now joe rosato jr. who is seeing a lot of orange. >> guys are ready now. >> on a sunny friday afternoon, josh and mike sat outside at&t park. it was a sign fever had taken route. >> they are pretty good. >> but like any good fan josh didn't want to jings things by looking too far ahead. >> i think they are going to do well. >> go to the world series? >> maybe. >> as fans gathered for a preplayoff fan fest there were plenty with predictions. >> we're going all the way. we're going all the way. >> on saturday afternoon the giants begin their playoff run at home against the cincinnati reds. while fans were looking ahead. they were also looking back. >> i was watching world series in 2010 and i came out to the parade and stuff. just hoping they can do it again. >> romeo fired up the cloud including an excited michael pagandart. >> the best feeling to come out here and see all of the fans and the players. i got my parade search on. >> now after a season of ups and downs he's painting a picture of green and gold.
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Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
between vice president joe biden and republican candidate paul ryan that will potentially add more fuel to a contentious political environment. from what happened and what is next, let's bring in nbc bay area's political analyst larry gerston. the question is people say the debates don't matter. too much emphasis. i think i disagree. i think you disagree. >> people who say they don't matter are the ones who say we lost. of course they matter. yes they matter. an estimated 70 million people watch the first debate. that's a lot of eyes watching a debate. it's hard to imagine for many it was their first introduction to especially mitt romney, who they haven't paid attention to. all this comes weeks, less than a month now, less than a month now, the clock is ticking before we have that next election. people are starting to pay attention to what some of us are doing for months and this is the time to get serious. >> we forget that sometimes -- sometimes we forget that they are together. that is the first time they shook hands in five years, right? >> yeah. >> so a lot of folks saying that mi
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Oct 11, 2012 2:05am PDT
"morning joe" and "way too early" over on msnbc is officially joining the "today" show family as the co-host of our third hour here. willy, thrilled to have you. >> thank you so much. welcome aboard. thank you, savannah. i'm thrilled. i'm humbled. i was thinking coming over here about 60 years of "today" show history going back to dave garroway and to be some small part of that is completely humbling. i can't wait to work every day with you guys, with natalie and al in the 9:00 hour, kathie lee and hoda even. >> what do you mean even? >> i couldn't be more thrilled. >> we want to ask -- what is the even thing? what the heck that was about? >> sometimes i will stoop to coming on this show. i don't know if that was clear or not there. >> we love you to pieces. we love you so much. we say that to everybody but we don't really mean it. with you, we mean it. >> say one more thing this getup today -- >> aren't you into it? >> she looks like she is getting ready to mount sea biscuit and go for a ride. >> mount something. >> all you're missing is the crop. >> spank me, baby. >> i won't do that.
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